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213 Ratings

No, or the Vain Glory of Command

'Non', ou A Vã Glória de Mandar

Directed by Manoel de Oliveira
Spain, France, 1990
Drama, History


Episodes from entire military history of Portugal are told through flashbacks as a professorish soldier recounts them while marching through a Portuguese African colony in 1973.

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No, or the Vain Glory of Command Directed by Manoel de Oliveira

Critics reviews

No Oliveira film occupies so many different registers: contemporary war-film realism; grand-scale reconstructions of historic battles, reminiscent of Laurence Olivier’s Agincourt in Henry V; and the pantomime-like evocation of Camoëns’ Island of Love, mythology decked out in lavish baroque tableaux vivants, with the nymph Thetis descending from the skies in a conch shell drawn by swans.
December 01, 2008
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